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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Halloween Event at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Friday, October 30th, 2020, prepare yourself for haunting historical tales of woe and terror! Fort Defiance will be hosting their annual Halloween at the Fort from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event is recommended for ages 8 and over.

Visitors are invited to gather around the bonfire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while listening to local ghost stories.

“Clarksville and the surrounding areas have a rich history of Native Americans, the Civil War, and more,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

A bonfire and ghost stories highlight Halloween at Fort Defiance.

A bonfire and ghost stories highlight Halloween at Fort Defiance.

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Sevier Day to be held at Fort Defiance, Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 12th, 2020, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will hold it’s annual Sevier Day from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The event focuses on the frontier and colonial history of Clarksville. Native American and frontier re-enactors will demonstrate activities such as flint knapping, an authentic blacksmith operation, frontier camp life, ax throwing, and flintlock musket firing.

“Valentine Sevier and his family settled this area in 1790 and built a compound and station at the confluence of the Cumberland River and Red River,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

Frontier life will be on display at Fort Defiance's Sevier Day this Saturday, September 12th.

Frontier life will be on display at Fort Defiance’s Sevier Day this Saturday, September 12th.

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Fort Defiance to hold “Music at the Fort”, June 27th

 

Restrictions will be in place to limit capacity

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Grab a blanket and pack a picnic lunch for Music at the Fort, an outdoor musical event Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at Fort Defiance Civil War Park.

“This will be our first event since the pandemic, so we’re certainly glad to be back,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “It’ll be a great opportunity for patrons to see the park and hear some music from the past.”

Guests will enjoy a string band playing music of the 19th century.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy live music at Fort Defiance Civil War Park on Saturday, June 27th

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy live music at Fort Defiance Civil War Park on Saturday, June 27th

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issues Coronavirus Directives

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation will postpone events, close some facilities

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issued several directives on Thursday designed to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus outbreak, maintain necessary municipal services and protect the health and safety of citizens and the City’s workforce.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Surrender of Clarksville event to be held at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will be hosting a living history event from 10:00am to 3:00pm to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862.

The surrender of Clarksville was a significant event in Civil War history, opening the South to Union forces and the capture of Nashville. Uniformed soldiers will provide living history and cannon firing demonstrations. Visitors are invited to tour the permanent exhibit and view the film, “Crossroads of Change.”

Surrender of Clarksville to feature Uniformed Soldiers provide Living History and Cannon Firing Demonstrations at Fort Defiance.

Surrender of Clarksville to feature Uniformed Soldiers provide Living History and Cannon Firing Demonstrations at Fort Defiance.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Civil War Historian to Speak at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On January 11th, 2020, Author Jerry T. Wooten will speak at Fort Defiance on the important role the Union supply depot at Johnsonville, Tennessee, played in the Western Theater of the Civil War at 2:00pm

His new book, Johnsonville: Union Supply Operations on the Tennessee River and the Battle of Johnsonville, November 4th-5th, 1864, offers a wealth of new material about the creation and strategic role of the supply depot, the use of railroads and logistics, and its defense by U.S. Colored Troops.

Author Jerry T. Wooten to talk about new book Johnsonville on January 11th at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Author Jerry T. Wooten to talk about new book Johnsonville on January 11th at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold several Holiday Events for the Family

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of festive and fun events this holiday season.

Family-friendly events are affordably priced and will take place at several Parks and Recreation facilities.

Some of the events include: Veterans Appreciation Day, Community Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas on the Cumberland, Elf Splash, Clarksville Christmas Parade, 19th Century Christmas along with several new events.

Community Holiday Bazaar

Community Holiday Bazaar

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APSU Graduate student explores the ‘Ghost Stories of Austin Peay State University’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – It gets chilly around this time of year at Austin Peay State University (APSU). As the crisp autumn air slowly swirls with falling leaves, there’s nothing better than gathering around a fire to hear a hair-raising ghost story.

And Austin Peay State University has its ghost stories.

Melissa Arrington, far right, prepares her team for the ghost hunt. (APSU)

Melissa Arrington, far right, prepares her team for the ghost hunt. (APSU)

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers chance to Explore History

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, offers a variety of upcoming family-friendly events.

Festivities are diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.

New! History Alive — 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, October 5th: Enjoy an evening of history, music, and 19th-century fare at this fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host Family-Friendly Halloween Events

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of spooky and fun events this fall. Family-friendly events are affordably priced and will take place at several Parks and Recreation venues:

Ghost Tours with Clarksville BCycle — 6:00pm-8:00pm Friday, October 11th: Don’t miss this haunted guided tour through the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus stopping at historical points of interest with dark pasts. The fee is $20.00 per person. APSU students can use their BCycle promo code to receive $5.00 off! See Clarksville.BCycle.com for information.

Fright on Franklin to be held Saturday, October 26th in Downtown Clarksville.

Fright on Franklin to be held Saturday, October 26th in Downtown Clarksville.

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